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Hong Kong electronics show to feature huge drone exhibit, incredibly realistic robots

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 April, 2015, 4:03pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 April, 2015, 10:27am

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A major Hong Kong electronics show will feature more than 5,500 booths, making it one of the largest in the world, the organiser announced today.

Global Sources Electronics 2015 show will be held April 11-14 and April 18-21 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo.

"In addition to facilitating trade, our show has gained a reputation as a showcase for innovative products from Asia," said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Electronics Group.

"This has never been more true than today as Hong Kong and Shenzhen have become the launch pad for some of the world’s most cutting-edge electronic products."

The show will feature its first ever "Robotics Experience Zone", powered by Hanson Robotics and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Hanson Robotics is one of the world's top robot manufacturers, famous for their incredibly realistic humanoid robots. They will be presenting their latest robot that deploys artificial intelligence for customer service interaction and other applications. In addition, the Chinese University of Hong Kong will showcase a series of surgical and industrial robots.

The show will also feature a dedicated drone zone, with Global Sources estimating the market for consumer drones will grow to US$130 million in 2015.

The drone manufacturing market, for both consumer and industrial use, is dominated by Shenzhen-based companies such as DJI and FUAV.